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To the Lighthouse - 1927

by Woolf, Virginia

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London: The Hogarth Press, 1927. First Edition. Very Good+/Very Good. First edition, first printing, in the original dust jacket designed by Virginia Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Very Good+ with light fading to spine cloth. Some foxing throughout, though heaviest at textblock edge, early and final pages. Previous owner name to front free endpaper and again on the half title page. The dust jacket is Very Good, with the usual toning to the spine, some soiling and foxing, chips to the corners and spine ends and a tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. A bright copy of one of the author's most enduring works. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked To the Lighthouse as number 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

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  • Title To the Lighthouse
  • Author Woolf, Virginia
  • Edition First Edition
  • Condition Very Good+
  • Publisher The Hogarth Press, London
  • Date 1927
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 140940391

First edition identification

To the Lighthouse was first published by Woolf’s own London-based Hogarth Press in May of 1927. Bound in blue cloth, first editions have no additional printings listed on the copyright page. The original cream-colored dust jacket, designed by Vanessa Bell, Woolf’s sister, features a lighthouse amid waves in pale blue and black ink.